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Animal Liberation Orchestra Live at The Mountain House on 2005-12-31


Topics Live concert


Set One
Disc 1
01 With a Little Help from my Friends*
02 Lovely Day
03 Country Camper
04 Shapeshifter
05 Fez >
06 Nacho Monkey
07 Haji Mi Mashde

Set Two
Disc 2
01 Dance of the Deities
02 Animal Liberation
03 Boogie Oogie Oogie**
04 Plastic Bubble
05 Chilly Chile >
06 Busy Killing Time >
07 Time is of the Essence***

Set Three
Disc 3
01 Intro/BBQ Poem by T-Blue >
02 BBQ
03 Never Gonna Give You Up >
04 Never Know What You Want Until You Get What You Want
05 Daddy Decides
06 They Love Each Other >
07 Walls of Jericho
08 Sneakin' a Peek****

Disc 4
01 The Gardener >
02 Root Down
03 Loving Cup*****

Set Four
Disc 5
01 Spacey Intro >
02 IV Song
03 Shambala >
04 Kolomana
05 The Womb
06 Purple Rain

Encore:
07 Problem Solved Tease >
08 Brother Be Strong


Collection AnimalLiberationOrchestra
Band/Artist Animal Liberation Orchestra
Venue The Mountain House
Location Santa Barbara, Ca

Source SBD/Neumann KM140 matrix Heath 24 Channel PA > Tascam DA-20
Lineage Tascam DA-20 > HHB850 CDR > EAC > Adobe Audition1.5 > .WAV > FLAC16
Taped by Nick Brisbois & Tyler Blue
Transferred by Tyler Blue & +Irie Pete

Notes

* w/ Mike Summers and Sarah Jane Keith
** w/ the ALOettes (Jenna Lebowitz and Amy Windecker on vocals; first time played)
*** Includes two verses of "Back in Time" by Huey Lewis
**** w/ Steve Molitz on keys
***** w/ Mike Summers on lead vocals

Reviews

Reviewer: SBSummers - - August 29, 2011
Subject: Still Going...
Never ceases to amaze me how far and wide this show has spread. For those who were there, there is no denying the magic of the show and the level of energy, love, and talent that ALO displayed that night on the mountain. However, equally important was the enthusiasm on the part of those of us in the audience. And as incredible as the music was that evening, it will always be the friendships created during the show that I will remember most fondly. Of course, unclogging my toilet while dressed as a disco sun god will be hard to forget as well, lol!
Reviewer: sholberg - - April 21, 2011
Subject: Incredible jam.
Had never even heard of Animal Liberation Orchestra before listening to this show. This show literally blew me away. The opening "with a little help from my friends" is a organ-powered cool jam. another high point is "sneaking a peak" where people from other bands join in on an epic jam session.
sound quality is 5/5
Reviewer: chinacatsunflower9@hotmail.com - - June 21, 2009
Subject: eeeh
im sorry but this show has awesome parts.
HOWEVER



i cannot download a show where there is a butchered cover of LOVING CUP by the rolling stones.
Reviewer: CatonaTinroof - - November 14, 2008
Subject: Take a hit, Pass it on*
On a number of occasions, I have given this show to friends who ask for, say, a CD to listen to on a car ride. I always get a call about 20 minutes later that is something the effect of, "who is this?! i need more!" even my mom has a copy of this show; she get's dooown to Boogie Oogie Oogie. this show is a classic where I'm from, and it spreads like a funky loving infection. If I have any bit of advice, if your looking for a show, get down with your inner animal, and get this one. i've yet to meet a person who doesn't love it.
Reviewer: Umphatic - - April 23, 2008
Subject: feedback
this was my first show i have listened to of aol. i was reccommended to download it from a couple of friends whom i respect their musical opinions. i have to say i was pretty disappointed in their style. it is very "phishy" at times and when their own sound comes out, it just does not do it. i dont know how there is high energy in the venues they play in w/such a slow pace of music being played for the most part. maybe my expectations were too high, but they did not meet them. i wish i could say the opposite.
Reviewer: beneath level of perception - - January 11, 2008
Subject: Jackpot
Stumbled upon these guys tonight and I am utterly blown away. One of, if not THE best sound qualities I have found on here. Couple that with the musical landscape these guys paint, and wallah...sign me up!
Reviewer: RipplinstillH20 - - April 29, 2007
Subject: LOVE THESE GUYS
..."NEVER GONNA DOIT WITHOUT YOUR FEZ ON"....

GOTTA LOVE ANY BAND THAT COVERS STEELY DAN AND DOESIT WELL TOO!!
CANT WAIT TO SEE THEM IN PHILLY
Reviewer: bubba_paris - - February 28, 2006
Subject: Totally smoking
This is the best show from these guys I have heard. In sound quality and in the playing, I have not heard or seen better from these guys. Steve and Dave seem to be more telepathic than usual. The dude from Particle seems to be tripping his balls off, but still gets some swells and loops happening that the band feeds off. There really is no stopping ALO. I expect them to take over the world any day now. Highlights? For me it would have been the funky version of "they love each other". But most of this show is filled with the best versions of their original stuff I have heard/seen/downloaded. Good job ALO!
Reviewer: glennccc - - February 26, 2006
Subject: FUNKY STUFF INDEED #3
amazing,truly amazing. of all the new year runs i have dl over the past few weeks sts9 and alo are without doubt the best and this show inparticular blows me away. "it is huge" the playing is fantastic and the quality of the taping matches it. thanks to the band for being taper friendly and thanks to tyler and irie for sharing. now that alo have started to get a bit more atention and are now on jack johnson's label it will be interesting to see where they go this year. good luck to them and lets keep it groovy and funky
Reviewer: Thedudeman - - January 20, 2006
Subject: SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just downloaded this show, would of been nice to attend but this is the next best thing.
I could feel the energy through most of the songs.
Reviewer: vintagevantage - - January 18, 2006
Subject: yeah...
as an AVID ALO listener/show attendor/enthusiast i must say that this is the BEST recording of an ALO show that has ever existed (written jan '06). it obviously doesn't fully capture the magic of the live moment but it comes damn close - endless thanks to tyler/pete et al for preserving this in such fine form and even more thanks to ALO for stepping it up to unforeseen levels - this show is as good as it gets, superlatives don't do it justice... where do they go from here?
Reviewer: magicgravy - - January 16, 2006
Subject: 5 star performance
this show was 5 star before it went down, given the energy everyone put into it, from the recording to the production to everybody's participation. the result is a glorious capture of the room, which was really, a tent. the show does have it's non 5 star moments (beg of disc 3), but shines otherwise. the playing is amazing. frankenstein jam? sickle. great bookends for 2005, from silk sensuous to the divine. what a great year, liberators!
Reviewer: kayatosh - - January 14, 2006
Subject: musical odyssey
Fun exploratory show, with the emphasis on fun. At times the instrumental aspect of this band sounds a lot like Phish, especially the elec. guitar jammin, which ain't a bad ting. Lots of good juice here for the squeezin, esp. set III. TLEO>Jericho one of many highlights. Sound is 5 star at times, and less at other times. In spots it sounds like someone is nacho monkeying w/ the levels. Keeps you on your toes. Thank you kindly for posting. Been enjoyin this one for days.
Reviewer: more34 - - January 13, 2006
Subject: Best...ALO...Show....Ever!!!!!
true dat has never been more true
pics of event can be found here:
http://www.sbphreaks.com/gallery/NYE
Reviewer: Luke A - - January 13, 2006
Subject: What can I say ALO ROCK!
Such a great recording for a great band, excellent depth and really gives a sense of space when listen on even basic speakers.

How many NYE countdowns can one have? :)

Wished they toured the UK more! Look fwd to seeing them in March with Jack Johnson. Give us UK ppl some ALO only gig plz!

Luke
Reviewer: b tao - - January 12, 2006
Subject: Divine Ball - Great followup to Silky Sensuous
There's a new recording that is "The ALO" show to get, and this is it. Whooo hooo! It sounds so good - surpassing the previous fav from the Silky Sensuous Ball in Feb 2005. I can't wait to hear this one on a really good sound system. I bet it sounds like they're playing live. Highlights include "Country Camper", Chilly Chile, the segue from "Busy Kililng Time into Time is of the Essence", and Steve Molitz and Zach Gill sharing the same keyboard rig with Molitz playing upside down while standing on opposite side from Zach's bench (during Root Down - pretty sure he was up there for more than just Sneakin a Peek). Pretty much everthing else I didn't mention is also a hightlight in some way, shape, or form. The "Dance of the Deities" pre New Year's theatrics makes for a psychedelic listen. Kudos to everyone involved in making this show available.
Reviewer: Oniracom - - January 12, 2006
Subject: ALO rocks socks off
As always, ALO brought the heat, but this time over 4 sets!! There were sure some strong psychadelic vibrations in the air, just listen to that stellar GARDENER!! That sums up the entire 3 days Santa Barbara New Years run....

I've got video of the whole thing too, which we're putting together for the love of the music.
Reviewer: so many roads - - January 11, 2006
Subject: the funk was deep!
WOW...what an amazing show..legendary stuff!!!!ALO is such an great band. I can't wait to see what 2006 brings them. Big thanks to the person that made this stellar recording.
Reviewer: Stubbler69 - - January 11, 2006
Subject: All-Time Night!
For the record, I proposed to my girlfriend of over 5 years, Christine, during Loving Cup, with Mike Summers and everyone else going off with the song. We were both feeling the love around us at this moment, big-time.

Thanks ALO and friends for a night we won't ever forget.

Chris aka "Stubbler"

p.s. - Well, I didn't really 'propose', I just said "I want to marry you."
Reviewer: NoahC - - January 11, 2006
Subject: WOW!
This show is stellar from start to finish -- great sound quality, exceptional playing, and you can feel the incredible vibe between the band and the fans. Download this show!
Reviewer: mingus - - January 11, 2006
Subject: Nice
Nice. This show is one for the ALO history books. It's going to be hard to top this, but there is no doubt in my mind that they will soon.
Reviewer: dconk - - January 11, 2006
Subject: Man!!!
One of the best recordings I have heard! Four Sets. Hours of Live ALO. Man did we miss out! If you weren't there or haven't heard this set yet, do so in the near future. The clarity of the recording invites one to a hazy atmosphere of great music and friends. Thank you to those who captured this nite!
Reviewer: sbcondor - - January 10, 2006
Subject: 4 Sets of ALO Bliss - NYE 2005
This show has it all. The recording is solid and the setlist is out of control. The energy was fantastic as ALO played their hearts out - rocking 'til close to 6 am. This is a must listen for any ALO fan or anyone interested in ALO. A terrific show to cap off ALO's first three night run in Santa Barbara.
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